plas·​tic·​ware | \ ˈpla-stik-ˌwer How to pronounce plasticware (audio) \

Definition of plasticware

: articles made of plastic

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Since San Francisco and other cities banned single-use consumer plasticware, food businesses — restaurants, grocery stores, cafes — have been experimenting with alternatives to the previously ubiquitous plastic straw. Soleil Ho,, "Why nonplastic straws are a terrible solution to a systemic problem," 13 Sep. 2019 Grubhub has for years provided a checkbox to decline plasticware and napkins, spokeswoman Yera Ha said in an email. Carolyn Said,, "Want a lid with your coffee? In SF, you may have to ask," 11 July 2019 The woman arrested at the Waffle House in Alabama, Chikesia Clemons, had complained about being charged extra for plasticware before being arrested. Sean Rossman, USA TODAY, "Black man choked, slammed to the ground at Waffle House after taking his sister to prom," 11 May 2018 French Twist Cafe 732 Oklahoma Ave., Sykesville 443-920-3151, Cuisine: Crepes Prices: Crepes $4.35 to $12.75; salads $8.25 to $9.25 Ambience: The cafe is welcoming and super-casual (paper plates and plasticware). Tim Smith,, "French Twist Cafe serves up crepes, coffee, charm and language lessons," 6 June 2018 Clemons asked for plastic utensils while placing an order at the Waffle House on Industry Parkway in Saraland early Sunday morning, and was told by a female employee that plasticware costs 50 cents, according to Clemons-Howard. Connor Sheets,, "Outrage growing over black woman's arrest in Alabama Waffle House by white police officers," 22 Apr. 2018 But there was still confusion in the dining room, where diners getting drink refills collided with diners needing sauces, plasticware or complimentary ranch beans. Bud Kennedy,, "‘Wanna swap?’ Pho, sushi restaurants trade places July 1 in Hulen-area shakeup," 7 June 2017 There is even some bougie plasticware meant to imitate glass, which seems like a better investment than 23 packs of straws. Alex Beggs, Bon Appetit, "If I See One More Cocktail with a Paper Straw In It, I’ll Scream," 28 June 2017

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First Known Use of plasticware

1942, in the meaning defined above

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